Number of Participants: 15
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $127
Event Type: Poverty & Homelessness
Date: December 16, 2020
Students in the Merrick Union Free School District are giving back to their community in big way this holiday season. Cub Scout Pack 206, partnered with the district to collect winter coats as part of the Cub Scout’s “Building a Better World Program.”
On Dec. 7, from 8-9 a.m., members collected bags of men’s, women’s and children’s coats at the entrance of Birch and Chatterton elementary schools, as well as two schools within the North Merrick School District. In one hour of one day, scouts collected more than 500 winter coats to be donated to the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless in Amityville.
“The results went beyond our wildest expectations,” Cub Scout Leader Michael Kearney said. “The time the boys spent standing out in the cold will benefit so many less fortunate people.”
Photo captions: Cub Scouts with Pack 206 collected nearly 500 winter coats to be donated to the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless.
Photos courtesy of the Merrick Union Free School District